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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Cabot, The Bulge, The Horn, NH
Trails
Trails: York Pond Trail, Bunnell Notch Trail, Kilkenny Ridge Trail, Horn Spur, Unknown Pond Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Only one other car.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: A couple that need some poles and some fancy snowshoe work.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blow downs.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Tracks around. Would be fun with a dog.  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: There were two pads and a shovel along Unknown Pond Trail. 
 
Comments
Comments: This was tough and had a big range of conditions. I did snow shoes all day. Up to Cabot was packed down with some softer stuff mixed in. Some post holes but nothing you can’t steer clear of. Nice views up. Started on Kilkenny towards Bulge and immediately got lost for a bit. Tracks were there a bit but nothing that could take me home without breaking through drifts or just pushing through powder. I’m very sorry for all the mixed tracks. Definitely check your work before following my tracks. The horn had the views and despite the extra two hours of getting lost or breaking trail, it was worth it! The unknown pond was gorgeous and once I got below 3k feet the river picked up and the snow got really soft. The loop for me was 11.81 miles. It should give you a sense of how losing trail adds miles. Unknown Pond trail had no blazes that I could see.  
Name
Name: Nick J.  
E-Mail
E-Mail: Nicktjohn@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-17 
Link
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